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When Life Turns Upsidedown and You Go TIKTOK Viral with Driven To Courage Author Melissa Hughes

When Life Turns Upsidedown and You Go TIKTOK Viral with Driven To Courage Author Melissa Hughes

July 5, 2022

EP #301 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Melissa Hughes, A TikTok Influencer, International Speaker, and Best Selling Author as we discuss When Life Turns Upside Down and You Go TIK TOK Viral.

She has been booked twice on The Kelly Clarkson Show and featured for the New York Times Best Seller “Primal Scream” on NBC. She has nearly a quarter million followers on TikTok, over 9 Million “Likes”, and well over 20 million views.

She has been a best selling author for “She Can Laugh: A Guide to Living Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually Well”. She will be releasing her first children’s book through Dinosaur Publishing House this December. She will also be a contributing author with Matt Brauning in the book “Driven to Courage” being released soon. She has also been featured in The Sun and "Love What Matters". She's been a keynote speaker twice for The Point Church women’s conference and a featured guest on their podcast.

She has her bachelors in Exercise Science and is a Holistic Health Coach. She has done missionary work in Wales, UK for several years but now resides in Grand Rapids Michigan with her husband and two children.

Learn More About Melissa Hughes:

Visit Melissa’s Website melissaleahughes

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300 Episodes! Celebratory Discussion with my Wife Lola Brauning!

300 Episodes! Celebratory Discussion with my Wife Lola Brauning!

July 1, 2022

EP #300 - Well, here we are! 300 hundred strong, but no "digital abs" here, all the real stuff ;-) This week as we celebrate the milestone of 300 episodes on the podcast, I bring in a very special guest who has never appeared even once: my wife Lola Brauning! 

We talk all things relationships in business, should your spouse work with you, and we talk about our greatest conflicts of personality. Hear stories from when I was first starting our speaking 15 years ago, and how dating turned into a lifelong commitment.

Plus my BRAND NEW BOOK is now available for preorder right now through July 15th! Driven To Courage shares inspiring stories from authors who have overcame incredible circumstance to be where they are today.

Get it now at driventocourage.com for just $20 packed with bonuses like the ebook, audio book, a live seminar, and a special co-author gift bundle! Plus learn from me and 4-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez on how to deal with the unexpected and come out stronger!

Do you have a life or business question you want answered on the air? Submit your question at: https://mattbrauningpodcast.com. Please include your name, business, and business website or social media handles and we may feature you on an upcoming episode of The Driven Entrepreneur! (No PR please)

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Picking Up New Dreams with Actor and Comedian Maggi Mayfield

Picking Up New Dreams with Actor and Comedian Maggi Mayfield

June 28, 2022

EP #299 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Maggi Mayfield, an Actor, guitar, and parody comedian based in Austin, TX as we discuss Picking Up New Dreams.

She tours nationally for festivals like "The Sno Jam Comedy Festival," "Ventura Comedy Festival," "Laugh Riot Grrrl" and "Plano Comedy Festival."

She has opened for David Spade, David Koechner and hosted Craig Robinson. Her new single "Stop Saying Sorry" is an original tune with a music video that parodies a moment in the tv show "Friends" and an OK GO video.

 

Learn More About Maggi Mayfield:

Visit Maggi’s Website to get more Maggi Mayfield

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Driven To Courage Author Linda Shively on Reclaiming Joy

Driven To Courage Author Linda Shively on Reclaiming Joy

June 24, 2022

EP #298 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Linda Shively, a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, and neuroscience and mindset expert as we discuss Driven To Courage Author Linda Shively on Reclaiming Joy.

Linda Shively has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, and neuroscience and mindset expert. She has presented across the country at places like the Harvard Club of Boston, the New York City Bar Association, Walmart, and Carnegie Hall.

Linda has been a multiple-time guest and a host on cable television, featured in a feature-film with Winona Ryder and Jeff Daniels, and even performed at the Rose Bowl for over 90,000 people. 

After healing from an abusive marriage, and navigating the diagnosis and eventual death of her 3-year-old daughter, Linda found her way to bounce back and reclaim her joy in life. Today she helps successful women defeat the dragons in their life and elevate their joy to new levels. 

Linda has studied brain and mind function for over 30 years, earning a psychobiology degree from UCLA, is a certified Master Life and Executive Coach, a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), a Master Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

 

Learn More About Linda Shively:

Visit Linda’s Website Joy-Stealing Dragons Quiz

Follow Linda Shively on social media on LinkedIn, and Facebook

 

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Coauthor Jennifer Jost on Rebuilding a Life When You Lose Everything, and Everyone…

Coauthor Jennifer Jost on Rebuilding a Life When You Lose Everything, and Everyone…

June 21, 2022

EP #297 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Jennifer Jost, an award winning Wealth Advisor & Money Coach for professional women as we discuss Rebuilding a Life When You Lose Everything, and Everyone.

She has been awarded Associate Advisor of The Year, Presidents Club & Inner Circle, which qualified her for the Million Dollar Round Table. She is a Certified Money Coach, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Grief Counselor.

With over 15 years experience in the financial industry as an Investment Advisor Representative, she has one of the highest levels of commitments in her field, a Fiduciary Responsibility to her clients. Honesty, integrity and ethics are the foundation of Jennifer's practice. Above all, her clients always come first and she makes money FUN!

But it's through her own personal story of trials to triumph where Jennifer's real magic and power lies. 25 years ago, the unthinkable happened. She lost her 2 beautiful children in a family tragedy.

On her journey from grief to reclaiming life, she found meaning in serving others and guiding women on their paths to empowerment. Her daily drive comes from honoring her kids, Nicholas and Cheri. As a volunteer grief counselor, she's developed several women's groups devoted to helping survivors of domestic violence heal and find their resilience. 

She's a philanthropist and activist for women and has been the featured Keynote Speaker for STAND: a non profit organization to support women against domestic violence. Her big mission in the world is to help more women be worthy of their wealth!

Learn More About Jennifer Jost:

Visit her website to get more:

www.jenniferjost.com

www.diamondlifeplanning.com

 

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Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!"

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Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle"

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Big Annoucement on my New Book!  How to Deal with the Unexpected and Come Out Stronger!

Big Annoucement on my New Book! How to Deal with the Unexpected and Come Out Stronger!

June 17, 2022

EP #296 - This week on the podcast we have a Big Announcement on my New Book! How to Deal with the Unexpected and Come Out Stronger!

Whether you are new to 'The Driven Entrepreneur' podcast or a recurring fan, please help out by subscribing to the show on Apple, Spotify, or Google, and by please leave us that 5-Star love and a quick review over at Apple Podcasts! Your support and your reviews mean a lot to me, and really help the show to reach more people. Plus, it provides me with valuable feedback, so that I can continue to bring value to you each and every week.

I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media.

Connect with Matt Brauning On Social Media:

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Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!" mattbrauningpodcast.com

Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle"

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(Please no guest recommendations here!)

I Don’t Want More Clients, I just Want To Promote My Book; Help! Your Questions Answered!

I Don’t Want More Clients, I just Want To Promote My Book; Help! Your Questions Answered!

May 6, 2022

EP #295 - This week on the podcast we are answering your questions! Yes, that’s right, real entrepreneurs like you are asking Matt real questions about life and business, and he is answering them on the air!

The show format for this season is “Monday’s With Matt” and a new show will drop each and every Monday with a new relevant question being discussed, coached on, and answered.

This week, our question comes from Katrina Nguyen. This entrepreneur asks: “I want to speak more, and you teach how to use speaking to grow your business. But if the goal of me speaking is to promote my book and encourage selflessness, is it necessary to offer strategy sessions? Other than selling my book, I don't have a goal of increasing business revenue or growing the number of clients. ?”

Matt tackles this question and more in today’s episode. By the way, you can find out more about Katrina Nguyen on social media on Facebook.

Do you have a life or business question you want answered on the air? Submit your question at: https://mattbrauningpodcast.com. Please include your name, business, and business website or social media handles and we may feature you on an upcoming episode of The Driven Entrepreneur! 

Whether you are new to 'The Driven Entrepreneur' podcast or a recurring fan, please help out by subscribing to the show on Apple, Spotify, or Google, and by please leave us that 5-Star love and a quick review over at Apple Podcasts! Your support and your reviews mean a lot to me, and really help the show to reach more people. Plus, it provides me with valuable feedback, so that I can continue to bring value to you each and every week.

I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media.

Connect with Matt Brauning On Social Media:

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Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!" mattbrauningpodcast.com

Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle"

PLUS take the Firebox quiz FREE at: fireboxbook.com

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(Please no guest recommendations here!)

What’s The Best Way To Get Booked To Speak? Your Questions Answered!

What’s The Best Way To Get Booked To Speak? Your Questions Answered!

April 29, 2022

EP #294 - This week on the podcast we are answering your questions! Yes, that’s right, real entrepreneurs like you are asking Matt real questions about life and business, and he is answering them on the air!

The show format for this season is “Monday’s With Matt” and a new show will drop each and every Monday with a new relevant question being discussed, coached on, and answered.

This week, our question comes from Mike Raber. This entrepreneur asks: “What is the best way for getting booked on different Podcasts or Stages?”

Matt tackles this question and more in today’s episode. By the way, you can find out more about Mike Raber on social media on LinkedIn.

Do you have a life or business question you want answered on the air? Submit your question at: https://mattbrauningpodcast.com. Please include your name, business, and business website or social media handles and we may feature you on an upcoming episode of The Driven Entrepreneur! 

Whether you are new to 'The Driven Entrepreneur' podcast or a recurring fan, please help out by subscribing to the show on Apple, Spotify, or Google, and by please leave us that 5-Star love and a quick review over at Apple Podcasts! Your support and your reviews mean a lot to me, and really help the show to reach more people. Plus, it provides me with valuable feedback, so that I can continue to bring value to you each and every week.

I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media.

Connect with Matt Brauning On Social Media:

Follow Matt Brauning on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!" mattbrauningpodcast.com

Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle"

PLUS take the Firebox quiz FREE at: fireboxbook.com

Want to sponsor the show? Email inquiries to: mattbrauningpodcast@gmail.com

(Please no guest recommendations here!)

Entrepreneur Parenting: How To Win with Alicia Marcus Birong

Entrepreneur Parenting: How To Win with Alicia Marcus Birong

April 19, 2022

EP #293 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Alicia Marcus Birong, a Pediatric Life Coach, Speaker, Author as we discuss Entrepreneur Parenting: How To Win.

Alicia Marcos Birong is the founder and owner of Guided Choices and ChatterGirls. She is a speaker, trainer, counselor, and life coach for men, women, and children.She has worked with adults and children for over 25 years, as a therapist, coach and counselor. With a passion for improving and empowering the lives of individuals of all ages, she has worked with children and adults for over 30 years as a life coach, therapist and hypnotherapist. Her mission is to help and empower you to create and live the life that you have only dreamed of.

Alicia became interested in the transformative abilities of people and her special skills to help them, while she was executive director for a halfway house for women. Alicia continued her education and completed a Master of Counseling degree, while she was a youth minister in parish, diocesan and national positions. She was a recipient of the McHenry County Hero’s Award, given to residents who have made a marked contribution to their community. She is traveling the country speaking for many different organizations, parents and children’s groups she continues to build national and international organizations.More recently, Alicia has been a trainer in both fields and was the director of a hypnotherapy school that offered an exclusive children hypnosis component that she designed. She is a pioneer in the field of children mindfulness and has developed techniques that she uses and trains others.

Alicia has grown ChatterGirls locally and nationally. This was created for 8-14 year old girls to create and establish a solid foundation for self-empowerment to carry them through their teenage years and beyond into adulthood. This program goes beyond the limits and boundaries of the normal public education system to assist young girls in developing life skills for becoming confident, strong young women. ChatterGirls is about Celebrating, Happy, Aspiring, Truthful, Thoughtful, Empower, Responsible Girls. And we want to spread the CHATTER to more girls. She is also the author of Changing the Chatter: Help Your Daughter Look Beyond the Mirror for Self-Esteem.

Learn More About Alicia Marcus Birong:

Get Alicia‘s bookBecoming an Unstoppable Mompreneur

Follow Alicia Marcus Birong on social media on Instagram, and Facebook

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Building Confidence with Personal Style with Tracy Pohlmann

Building Confidence with Personal Style with Tracy Pohlmann

April 8, 2022

EP #292 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Tracy Pohlmann, an award winning speaker, certified trainer, entrepreneur, and personal image expert as we discuss Building Confidence with Personal Style.

She has assisted over 9,000 women in creating a stylish and professional personal image to advance their careers and attract their ideal customers. Her desire for encouraging underserved women, helping local charities and numerous outreach events has awarded her recognition from one of the largest healthcare organizations.

Tracy is passionate about helping professional women discover a simple, cost-effective way to dress so they can feel great about the way they look no matter their age or shape, exude more confidence, and create an impression that makes them shine in their career.

Learn More About Tracy Pohlmann:

Get Tracy‘s bookSimple Style Session

Follow Tracy Pohlmann on social media on LinkedIn, and Facebook

 

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I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media.

 

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Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!"mattbrauningpodcast.com

Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle"

PLUS take the Firebox quiz FREE at: fireboxbook.com

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